Health

HIJRA’s programmes address the health needs of the poor and marginalized communities in South Central Somalia.

Some of the key focus areas are reduction in maternal and infant mortality, reducing malnutrition, construction of new and rehabilitation of existing health infrastructure, training of community health-care workers, provision of medical equipment essential drugs and immunization. Besides this, HIJRA is also involved in disease surveillance and response.

An innovative and holistic approach has been integral to HIJRA’s health strategy. The cornerstone has been building interlinkages amongst the various stakeholders. HIJRA’s training of and sensitization of community health workers has improved access, as well as quality of health within the communities we serve.

HIJRA services are for the poor and marginalized, especially newborns, children, adolescent girls and mothers. Long term behaviour changes including inculcating positive health practices are increasingly evident within the communities.